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Computist magazine was an Apple-II oriented publication distributed and sold between 1981 and 1993. Created by Charles Haight of Softkey Publishing, the magazine was dedicated primarily to issues of copy protection, duplication of software, and matters related to the deprotection process. Originally called Hardcore Computing, the name was soon changed after a young reader's parent complained about the adult-sounding title. Besides the main Computist magazine, Softkey also published related title...


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Computist issue #87. Includes Most Wanted Softkeys, RDEX Contributors, unClassifieds, The Product Monitor (Big-Mem Fix for Appleworks 2.0, Budokan: The Martial Spirit, Build Your Own Stereo Board, The Happy CRT, I Want My GS RAM III!, Magic Candle II Support, Missing Persons, Platinum Painting Made Easy, Their Finest Hour: The Battle of Britain, Wraith), Features Notes and Such (Basics of Cracking Part #14, Build Your Own Stereo Board!, Kracking SSI's RDOS, MECC 3.5" disk softkeys, MECC...
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Hardcore Computist Issue #13. Includes Normalizing LafPak by Ferrell wheeler, BENEATH Beyond Castle Wolfenstein by Ray Darrah, Softkey For Transylvania & The Quest by Thomas A. Phelps, CSaver: The Advanced Way To Store Super IOB Controllers by Ray Darrah, Adding New Commands TO DOS 3.3 by Gary Peterson, Fixing A ProDOS 1.0.1 BSAVE Bug by Cecil Fretwell, Enhancing Your Apple: REVIEW by Martin Collamore, Locksmith 5.0 And The Locksmith Programming Language by Thomas H. Dragon, Input,...
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Computist issue #78. Includes Editorial Note, RDEX Contributors, Most Wanted Softkeys, unClassifieds, The Product Monitor reviews (Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday, Crystal Quest, Donald's Alphabet Chase, Elvira Mistress of the Dark, Jam Session, Learning DOS, Loom, Omnikey/ULTRA, ORCA/M, Reach for the Stars III: The Conquest of the Galaxy, Sword of Aragon, Worlds of Ultima IV: The Savage Empire), Fast Frames Updates Etc (Lo-Mem Boots on a PC, Omega, Indianapolis 500: The Situation, Pro...
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Computist issue #76. Includes Editorial Note, RDEX Contributors, Most Wanted Softkeys, The Product Monitor reviews (Pipe Dream, Stratego, Faces, PGA Tour Golf), The Lemon Tree (Questmaster I: The Prism of Hehueotol, The Immortal, Star Control), Fast Frames Updates Etc (Elite Craft Tech Note, PC Specs and Stuff), Features Notes & Such (A Note on Copy II+ version 9.x, Appleworks Patches, Bug Fix (re Issue #75), Comments on 18 Sector Programs, Defeating the Season Ticket in John Madden...
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Galleys (unfinished drafts) of Computist Issue #91 from the collection of Jeff Hurlburt. Includes The Product Monitor: At the Adventurer's Inn, Crusaders of the Dark Savant (Wizardry VII, Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge, The Summoning, Prophecy of the Shadow, Super Space Invaders, Daughter of Serpents, Martian Dreams (Ultima: World of Adventure), MS-DOS 6 Upgrade. Guest Reviews: Battle Chess Multimedia Version by Baywoof, Lords of Time by S.H. Bruton. Fast Frames, Updates, Etc.: Shadow...
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Hardcore Computist Issue #59. Includes Editorial, Bugs, Most Wanted Softkeys, Boot IIc Utilities on any compatible, Help with Ultima V, From Printmaster to Print Shop, The Invincible Bard (III), The Deprotection Game, Patching ProDOS 1.1.1, The Product Monitor, AppleWorks and the ImageWriter II.
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Hardcore Computist issue #21. Includes Softkey for Archon by Steve McLendon, Demystifying the Quarter Track by Bruce Wayne Jones, Deprotecting DB Master version 4+ by Clay Harrell, ProShadow: A ProDOS Disk Monitor by Doni G. Grande, Deprotecting Dazzle Draw by Clay Harrell, Softkey for Twerps by M. M. McFadden, letters, Readers' Softkey and Copy Exchange (Advanced Blackjack Softkey by Jim Mitchell, Deprotecting Megaworks by Mike Stafford, Unprotecting Summer Games by Dan Lui, Backing Up the...
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Computist issue #70, 1989. Includes Add Eleven Sectors to Your DOS Disks by Sven Swanson, Apple POKEs, PEEKs and CALLs by John L. Moore, Appleworks Printer Control Codes by Sunny Dinnel, Converting SSI's Non-RDOS Disks by M.M. McFadden, CopyA Notes, Creating a Super Human Character (Pool of Radiance) by Thomas V. Rapheld, Modifying the HPLOT code for Hi-res Hackers by The Stingray, More Power for Your Might and Magic Characters by Thomas V. Rapheld, Print Your Own Graph Paper by Sven Swanson,...
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Computist issue #27, the first issue after its rename from Hardcore Computist. Includes softkeys for Microzines 1-5 by L.A. Carreira, Microzones 7-9 softkeys by Phil Pattengale, alternate method for Microzines by Eric Ondler, Phi Beta Filer softkey by Klaus Iden, Swords of Kadash softkey by Michael R. Ditz, Daleks: Exploring Artificial Intelligence by H. Zeh and Jeff Hurlburt, Making 32k or 16k Slave Disks by Speed Hacker, The Games of 1985: Part II by Jeff Hurlburt, Input (letters), Most...
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Hardcore Computist issue #6. Includes Program Enhancement: Quick.Bug by Enrique Gamez, Personalizing a Program by Enrique Gamez, Modified ROMs by Ernie Young, CORE Section: Data Bases, review of Essential Data Duplicator, review of The CIA, Readers' Softkey and Copy Exchange (Deprotecting Pandora's Box by Clay Harrell, Softkey for Donkey Kong by Dan Lui, Backup for the Cavern of Freitag by C.J. Singer, Short Softkey for Visifile by C. Masters), Advanced Playing Techniques, Whiz Kid, letters,...
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Core Magazine Issue #3. (Sister publication of Hardcore Computist). Volume 1 Number 3. 1983. Home Computer Games. Letter from the Publisher, COREspondence, Constructing Your Own Joystick, Compiling Games, Core Reviews Games, Destructive Forces, Eamon, Utilities: Game Development Tools, Dragon Dungeon, COREctions. Originally, the Games issue was planned to be Number 4, but the fourth issue was scrapped and Games became Issue 3. The Databases topic originally planned for Issue 3 later appeared as...
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Hardcore Computist Issue #20. Includes Apple II Boot ROM Disassembly by Ray Darrah & Gary Peterson, The Graphic Grabber v3.0 by Ray Darrah III, Copy II+ 5.0: A Review by Dr. Phillip Romine, The Know-Drive- A Hardware Evaluation by Clay Harrell, An Improved BASIC/Binary Combo by James L. Parham, Deprotecting Sargon III by Kit LAU Yu-kit and Polly CHAN Yuk-yi, Softkey for: The Wizardrys by Taco ban leperen, Input, Softkey for Sensible Software's, The Report Card by John Howard, Deprotecting...
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Hardcore Computist issue #5. Includes Getting On The Right Track by Robert Linden, Unlocking Bill Budge's Trilogy by Michael Decker, Fixing The Softkey for Bag of Tricks by Earl Taylor, Cracking the Eggbert II Communications Disk (RTTY/CW/TRANSFER) by Keith S. Goldstein, Backing-Up Starcross by Jeff Rivett, Boot Code Tracing Hard Hat Mack by Rich Lyon, Readers' Softkey and Copy Exchange (Backing Up Dark Crystal by Clay Harrell, Screenwriter II Softkey by Daniel Price, Softkey for Visilife by...
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Hardcore Computist Issue #14. Includes Softkey For Seadragon by Jeff Rivett, Super IOB: Version 1.2 Update by Ray Darrah, Putting Locksmith 5.0 Fast Copy Into a Normal Binary File by C.V. Fields, Batman Decoder Ring by Ray Darrah, Boulder Dash by Microfun: Review by Ray Darrah, A Fix For DiskEdit, Input, Tracking Down Rocky's Boots by Jerry Caldwell, Softkey For Knoware by Doni G. Grande, Deprotecting PFS Software by Gary J. Wolfe, Deprotecting Computer Preparation: SAT by Eddie Fang, Softkey...
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Computist issue #77. Includes Editorial Notes, Apple II Supercharger, Charge It!, Hardware?, IRS?, Non-Subscriber?, The End of Year Book, USPS and Mail Forwarding, RDEX Contributors, unClassifieds, Most Wanted Softkeys, BUG in Super 6.0 Fastcopy, Answers (Bill Jetzer, Rob Igo, Carl D. Purdy, Dave Grenda, Duane E. Spencer, Gary M. Thorpe, George Bigelow, Gintana, Groucho Tarz, J.P. Mulder, John windle, Kathi Quan, Keith, Leonard R. Simon, Marc Batchelor, Randy, Randy Flood, Rex Creeknut, Rob...
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Hardcore Computist issue #7. Includes Deprotecting Zaxxon by Clay Harrell, Making Liberated Backups That Retain Their Copy Protection by Thomas Dragon, review of S-C Assembler by Jeff Thomas, Disk Directory Designer by Tim Lewis, Corefiler: Part 1, Softkey for Mask of the Sun by John J. Liska, Upper and Lower Case Output for Zork by Brian Burns, Readers' Softkey and Copy Exchange (Backing Up Crash, Crumble and Chomp by Jeff Rivett, Backing Up Snake Byte by Clay Harrell, Softkey for DB Master by...
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Computist issue #40. Includes Adventure Writer softkey by Jim S. Hart, Mychess II softkey by Isaac de Pig, Raster Blaster softkey by Glenn Jones, The Disk Space You Didn't Know You Had by Phil Goetz, Taking the Wiz out of Wizardry by Rob Hall, Adding a Printer Card Driver to Newsroom by Jerry Lewis, The Games of 1986 in Review part 1, by Jeff Hurlburt, readers' softkey & copy exchange (Cranston Manor by Lewis Clark, Ghostbusters & The Designer Pencil by Jean-Michel George, E-Z Learner...
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Computist issue #80. Includes Editorial Note, RDEX Contributors, Most Wanted Softkeys, unClassifieds, The Product Monitor reviews (AT bus design, Apple IIGS Hardware Reference, Second Edition, Countdown, Genius Mouse: GM-F302/303, Logo PLUS, Thunderstick), Fast Frames Updates Etc (A Copy II Plus PLUS!, Countdown: E-mail, Hole 19 Talk, Holey Megabytes!, Keeping the Wiz in Wiz III, Logging ProDOS Drives, Next, Platinum Yanked!, Program Writer, Salute!, XT-AT Handbook, Courses of 1990, Unlimited...
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Computist Issue #47 (1987). Includes - An Enhancement For...Infocom-Text Reader by Kevin Sartorelli, Color Ultimapper mod to Ultimapper IV by Dave Ciotti, Towne Mapper utility for Ultima IV by Greg Bernhardt, Dungeon Mapper untility for Bard's Tale by Greg Bigelow, Softkey for...Charlie Brown's 1, 2, 3's by Jeff Drelling, Put Your Bit-Copy Utilities Into Fast Access RAM Drive by Jerry D. Greer, Hardware Corner: How To Interrupt Your Apple by Bobby, Readers Data Exchange (includes index of...
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Computist issue #88. Includes RDEX Contributors, unClassifieds, Most Wanted softkeys, Advanced Playing Techniques for Club Backgammon, Bitkeys (Pensate), bug in Airheart softkey, Features, Notes and Such (A Bug in Fastcopya Enhancement Problem, Backgamming Tidbits, IIgs monitor tidbits, Notes on ProDOS 8 Quit Code, Notes on Squirt 8 and Copy II Plus, Placing PaintWorks Gold on a Hard Drive, Softkey Airheart on a IIc), Hardware Corner (The Presto! Card, The Super][GTS card for IIe's, Vaporware...
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ardcore Computist issue #24. Includes softkeys for three Electronic Arts releases (Seven Cities of Gold, Archon II: Adept, and Adventure Construction Set) by Steve and Rod Smith, softkey for Grolier's Knowledge Explorer series of programs by Jay O'Donnell, Xyphus softkey by Glenn Smottlach, F-15 Strike Eagle by Larry Jasonowicz, Injured Engine softkey by Clay Harrell, Essential Data Duplicator copy parameters from Utilico Microware, Direct Sector Access from DOS by Bryan Farlow and Robert...
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Hardcore Computing Issue #1.1 (Update to Hardcore Computing Issue #1). What is an Update? DiskLocks, Update, HardCore Adventure Part I, Text Invaders 2.0: Listing, Notes and Notices, Alert: Reprint, Subscription Cards.
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Hardcore Computing Issue #3 Update 3.2. Unlocking Hyperspace Wars, Introducing Softquest U.S.A., How to Survive Night Falls, Back it Up II+ Technical Notes, Let's Map Ultima, Hyperdos without Init, Bugs.
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Computist issue #64, February 1989. Includes Apple DuoDISK Modification by Zorro, The Bard's Dressing Room III by Joe Montano, EOADIS Adapter by Bill Jetzer, Merging Controllers into Super IOB by Bill Jetzer, The Product Monitor by Jeff Hurlburt.
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Computist issue #61, November 1988. Includes Double DOS by Edward Teach, Deprotection tips for DOS and ProDOS by Gary Verbuch, A Search Command for II's by Bill Jetzer, Zip Chip finally ships by Gary Verbuch & Nemoran Pierre, The Product Monitor by Jeff Hurlburt, Where in Europe is Carmen Sandiego on a 3½" disk by Jim S. Hart, A self-booting Thexder on a 3½" disk by Jim S. Hart, Capture protected RWTS with RWTS Worm by Jim S. Hart.
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Hardcore Computist Book of Softkeys Volume 3, taken from Hardcore Computist issues #11-15. Includes How to Use This Book, What is a Softkey?, Softkeys, Breaking Locksmith 5.0 Fast Copy, Csaver, The Core Disk Searcher, Modified ROMs, The Armonitor.
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Computist issue #37. Includes Under Fire softkey by John Howard, Pegasus II softkey by Ed Croft, Take 1 softkey by J.J. Gifford (revisited), Flight Simulator II v1.05 softkey by Eric Sunshine (part 2), Playing Karateka on a //c by Bill Hamshire, Track Finder by Denny Colt, Sylk to Dif by D.W. Walkey, Breaking In: Tips for Beginners by Dave Templin, Copy][Plus review by Jerry D. Greer, The DOS Alterer by J.J. Gifford, Input (letters), Most Wanted List, Readers' Softkey & Copy Exchange (Magic...
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Hardcore Computist issue #8. Includes DeProtecting Robotron by Clay Harrell, Breaking Windows: Softkey for Legacy of Lyllgamyn by Jim Kaiser, Softkey for The Artist by Walt Campbell, Softkey for Data Factory Version 5.0 by L.S. Davis, Corefiler Formatter by Ray Darrah, ProDOS Data Encryptor by Gary Peterson, Copying the Uncopyable: Essential Data Duplicator by Steven Zupp, Best of the Bit Copiers: A Comparison by Phillip Romine, Readers' Softkey and Copy Exchange (Backing Up The Spy Strikes...
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Hardcore Computist Issue #15. Includes Mastertype Softkey by Peter Rongays, Stickybear BOP Softkey by Jerry Caldwell, MREAD/MWRT Update by Gary Peterson, Cumulative INDEX to Hardcore Publications: 1981-1984, A Boot From Drive 2 by Michael Philips, DB Master's Data Compression Techniques by Alan and Valerie Floeter, Boot Code Trace For Tic Tac Show by Steve Fillipi, Input, Deprotecting The Financial Cookbook by Pete Levinthal, Softkey For Escape From Rungistan by Chris Chenault, Putting The Byte...
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Hardcore Computist Book of Softkeys Volume 2, taken from Hardcore Computist issues #6-10. Includes Introduction, What is a Softkey? Softkeys for Software, How to Make DEMUFFIN PLUS, Super IOB 1.5, Using ProDOS on a Franklin Ace, CrunchList, Controller Saver, Making Liberated Backups That Retain Their Copy-Protection, Examining Copy-Protected AppleSoft BASIC Programs, APT (Advanced Playing Technique).
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Hardcore Computist Issue #18. Includes Softkey For The Scholastic Version of Bank Street Writer by James Daniels, Softkeying Applewriter //e by Peter Edelsten, Installing A Free Sector Patch Into Applewriter //e by Bob Bragner, The Games of 1984: In Review by Jeff Hurlburt, 65C02 Chips Now Available, Checksoft v2 by Ray Darrah, Simple Copy Protection by Rohn Smith, RKCopy: Backing-Up SSI's Non-RDOS Disks by M.M. McFadden, Input, Softkey For BPI Accounting Programs by Roger J. Hofmeister,...
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Hardcore Computist Issue #51. Includes The Cryptarithmetic Helper by Kevin Lepard, Using EDD IV to Modify Tracks & Sectors by Stanley Planton, APT for Bard's Tale by Paul Johnson, RAMfactor od for Laser 128 by Ralph Augenfeld, A.P.T. for Ultima IV by Matt Ownby, The Product Monitor by Jeff Hurlburt, Get Better Sound by John Weigley, Making a Fast Boot Disk by John Weighly, APT for Might & Magic by Carole Fox.
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